AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION
■ Matthew P. Gunn has been elected chapter chair for the Mid-South Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Gunn is an attorney with Dinsmore & Shohl.
CENTRAL KENTUCKY RIDING FOR HOPE
■ Adam Bowden and Vicky Myers have joined the board of directors of Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, an organization that offers a variety of equine-assisted activities and therapies. Bowden is part-owner of Diamond Creek Farms. Myers is chief development officer of UK HealthCare at the University of Kentucky.
KENTUCKY ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE
■ Sheila Marshall Currans, Susan Scott Steward, Dr. Ashima Gupta and Dr. Steven Compton have been appointed to the Kentucky Advisory Council for Medical Assistance. Currans, of Cynthiana, is a registered nurse and CEO of Harrison Memorial Hospital. Steward, of Hazard, is system director of home services at Appalachian Regional Healthcare. Gupta, of Louisville, is a physician at Kumar Eye Institute. Compton, of Franklin, is a physician at Compton & Compton Eye Care.
KENTUCKY ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY SERVICE (KATS) NETWORK ADVISORY COUNCIL
■ Tina Gail Jackson, Debra Bauder, Karen Coulter, Tishana Terry-Ann Wokocha, Duke Petit and David Wayne Dennis have been appointed to the Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network Advisory Council. Jackson, of Louisa, is a community builder. Bauder, of Louisville, is an associate professor at the University of Louisville. Coulter, of Murray, is an assistant professor at Murray State University. Wokocha, of Paducah, is an occupational therapist. Petit, of Lexington, is a disability accommodations consultant at the University of Kentucky. Dennis, of Lawrenceburg, is an accountant. Bolton, of Bowling Green, is a motivational speaker. Hicks, of Waddy, works at the Commonwealth Council for Developmental Disabilities. Boggess, of Owensboro, is a retired teacher. The Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network Advisory Council helps to implement statewide capacity building and advocacy initiatives regarding the availability of assistive technology for individuals with disabilities.
KENTUCKY BOARD OF EDUCATION
■ Tracey Cusick, Kathy Gornik, Wayne Lewis and Joe Papalia have been appointed to serve on the Kentucky Board of Education.
KENTUCKY CHARTER SCHOOLS ADVISORY COUNCIL
■ The following individuals have been named to serve on Kentucky’s Charter Schools Advisory Council: Brandon Kyle Wilson, Cunningham; Holly Iaccarino, Versailles; Wayne Lewis, Versailles; Martha Fitts Clark, Owensboro; Aaron Thompson Jr., Richmond; Milton Seymore, Louisville; Ben Lovell Cundiff, Cadiz; Gary Wayne Houchens, Bowling Green; and Valerie O’Rear, Fisherville.
KENTUCKY INSTITUTE ON AGING
■ Bari Ann Lewis and Brett Bachmann have been appointed to the Kentucky Institute for Aging. Lewis, of Louisville, is director of education and advocacy at the Alzheimer’s Association. Bachmann, also of Louisville, is CEO of the Heuser Hearing Institute.
KENTUCKY RETIREMENT SYSTEMS
■ Patrick Kelly Downard has been appointed to the board of trustees of the Kentucky Retirement Systems. Downard is retired from the Louisville Metro Council.
KENTUCKY STATE FAIR
■ The following individuals have been appointed to the Kentucky State Fair board: Dr. Mark E. Lynn, Louisville; Michael Edward Poynter, Stanford; and Andrew Marshall Coyle, Owingsville.
KENTUCKY TEACHERS RETIREMENT SYSTEM
■ Frank E. Collecchia and John Valentine Boardman III have been appointed to the board of trustees of the Kentucky Teachers’ Retirement System. Collecchia, of Louisville, is an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Louisville. Boardman, of Lexington, is a financial planner.
■ The following individuals have been named to the board of directors for Louisville-based Kindred Healthcare: Joel Ackerman,
Jonathan D. Blum, Benjamin A. Breier, Paul J. Diaz, Heyward R. Donigan, Richard Goodman, Christopher T. Hjelm, Frederick J. Kleisner, Dr. Sharad Mansukani, Dr. Lynn Simon and Phyllis R. Yale.
KENTUCKY WORK MATTERS
■ Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed the following individuals to the newly formed Kentucky Work Matters Task Force, which has been charged with helping disabled and disadvantaged individuals find employment: Governor’s Deputy Chief of Staff Adam Meier; Executive Cabinet Secretary Scott Brinkman; Cabinet for Health and Family Services Secretary Vickie Yates Brown Glisson; Justice and Public Safety Cabinet Secretary John Tilley; Labor Cabinet Secretary Derrick Ramsey; Education and Workforce Development Secretary Hal Heiner; Personnel Cabinet Secretary Tom Stephens; Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas; Cabinet for Economic Development Executive Officer Vivek Sarin; Division of Income Support Deputy Commissioner Bryan Hubbard; Department of Workforce Investment Commissioner Beth Kuhn; Department of Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt; Council on Postsecondary Education President Bob King; State Sen. John Schickel; State Sen. Robin Webb; State Rep. Jim DeCesare; State Rep. Arnold Simpson; Buddy Hoskinson, Department for Aging and Independent Living; Katie Shepherd, Kentucky Supreme Court designee; Mike Michalak, citizen at-large (Shelbyville); Katie Wold Whaley, citizen at-large (Lexington); Beth Davisson, citizen at-large (Louisville; and Tim McGurk, citizen at-large (Prospect).
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
■ The League of Women Voters of Lexington has elected its officers and directors for the 2017-2018 year: President – Tammy Fagley; First Vice President – Cindy Heine, Treasurer – Steve Senft; and Second Vice President – Donna Blue; Directors – Richard Heine, Judy Johnson, Carol O’Reilly, Barbara Sterrett, Lauren Wallace, Lynne Flynn,
Jennifer Jackson and Shayla Johnson.
NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPOSITION
■ Carrie Tilghman Derossett and Rebecca Nash Rowe have been appointed to the executive committee of the North American International Livestock Exposition, which oversees the largest all-breed, purebred livestock show in the world. Derossett, of Glasgow, is the Logan County 4-H development agent for education at the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension. Rowe, of Campbellsville, is a family and consumer sciences extension agent at the University of Kentucky.
■ Andrew Trager-Kusman and Craig Mackin have been named to the Spalding University board of trustees.
SOUTHEAST KENTUCKY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORP.
■ Carol Wright, president and chief executive officer of Jackson Energy Cooperative, has been elected to the board of directors of the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp.
■ Terry Smallwood has joined the board of trustees of Union College in Barbourville. Smallwood, a graduate of Union, is first vice president investment officer for Wells Fargo Advisors.
WORLD TRADE CENTER KENTUCKY
■ Robert Helton and Chip McGaughey have been appointed to the board of directors of the World Trade Center Kentucky. Helton is executive director of the Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council. McGaughey is a sales associate with Keeneland Association Inc.